San Francisco Airport to Deploy Electric Bus Fleet

By Paul Riegler on 22 April 2019
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DSC_0114-1San Francisco International Airport said on Monday it will deploy electric buses to replace older, less fuel-efficient vehicles in its CNG-powered bus fleet.

The airport said that it purchased six 18-battery Catalyst E2 electric buses and six chargers.

“Earth Day serves as a call to action; an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment to the environment,” said Airport Director Ivar Satero, adding that the airport is planning to have a zero emissions ground transportation fleet as part of its “quest to be the world’s most sustainable airport.”

The buses are being used for the airports’ shuttle-bus fleets, which transport passengers between terminals, to long-term parking garages and other parts of the airport.

The 40’ (12.2-meter) zero-emission bus seats 40 passengers with a total passenger capacity of 77. It has a carbon-fiber-reinforced composite body and 30% fewer parts than a traditional transit bus.

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